I grew up with the idea that God would bless any nation that supported the state of Israel. Why? Because the modern state of Israel was established in fulfillment of biblical prophecy and thus Christians should support this secular state on the grounds that God created this modern nation. I eventually came to question the entire system (i.e., dispensationalism) behind this idea. But I have never questioned the idea that supporting Israel politically was a good idea for the United States of America. My good friend Andrew Sandlin has expressed my view so clearly that I can’t improve on what he wrote today. Check out his argument at http://www.christianculture.com/cgi-local/npublisher/viewnews.cgi?category=3&id=1152907961.